CANADA

CANADA WATCH

By a vote of 233 to 12, the House of Commons approved the question

September 21 1992
CANADA

CANADA WATCH

By a vote of 233 to 12, the House of Commons approved the question

September 21 1992

CANADA WATCH

By a vote of 233 to 12, the House of Commons approved the question

that will be put to Canadians in the Oct. 26 referendum: “Do you agree that the Constitution of Canada should be renewed on the basis of the agreement reached on August 28, 1992?” All three mainstream parties will co-operate in the “yes" campaign. But Preston Manning, leader of the Reform Party of Canada, declared that he will urge Canadians to vote “no” to the constitutional deal.

• Elections Canada agreed to demands by Ovide Mercredi, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, that the referendum votes of natives on reserves be counted separately.

• Robert Libman, leader of Quebec’s anglophone-rights Equality party, said that he will support the constitutional agreement in spite of concerns that it offers inadequate protection for minority language rights.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “We will have to work hard together, New Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives. And believe me, for me that will be difficult.”

—Liberal Deputy Leader Sheila Copps, commenting on the “yes” campaign